Spain: arrest for drug-driver who went wrong way on highway

Published Thu, 03/03/2016 - 13:10

Guardia Civil Traffic Police in Murcia intercepted a vehicle after driving in the opposite direction in a highway for several kilometres and causing an accident. Several drivers in CT-32 highway phoned Guardia Civil Operations Centre informing about a Mercedes-Benz vehicle driving dangerously in the opposite lanes of the highway. Finally, and after causing an accident, Traffic patrols intercepted the vehicle in AP-7. The driver, a 42 years old British national residing in Alicante, with Police records for former similar crimes, was detained. Drug tests to the driver showed a positive result in cocaine and cannabis. Finally, and according to the Spanish Penal Code, the male was detained and charged for offences against the Traffic Safety and driving under the influence of drugs.